INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--USIC was presented CenterPoint Energy's (CNP) 2021 Locate Vendor of the Year award for Indiana. CNP provides electric transmission and distribution in Indiana and Texas, and power distribution in Indiana. Additionally, CNP sells and distributes natural gas to approximately 4 million customers in six states. During the year, USIC achieved the lowest damage rate among the locate vendors serving CNP in Indiana, while performing over 240,000 locates.
"On a daily basis, USIC's focus on safety, quality, and damage prevention is extremely impressive," Troy Carson, CNP Manager of Damage Prevention/Vendor Development, stated during the award presentation. "We are very appreciative of what USIC does for us. Keep up the great work!"
"At USIC, we strive to be the most trusted provider of the safest and highest quality locate services for every customer we serve," Chris Shepherd, USIC Senior Vice President, Operations, stated. "We have established a strong partnership with CNP for protecting their critical infrastructure and our communities - one we look forward to continuing to develop well into the future."
About USIC, LLC
USIC, LLC, headquartered in Indianapolis, IN, is North America's largest provider of underground utility damage prevention services, operating in 48 states and Canada and headquartered in Indianapolis, IN. The company also provides a range of advanced utility solutions and services offered by its affiliates, Blood Hound, LLC; Reconn Utility Services; and On Target Utility Services.
David Parker, USIC Vice President Corporate Communication and Governmental Affairs